What to do
Brick Wheels In addition to rental bicycles, snowshoes and skis, you can shop for new gear, get repairs, or ask for info on recreational areas and sporting events. In Traverse City. (231) 947-4274; brickwheels.com
Clinch Park You’ll find public beaches all along the shore, but this 1,500-foot beach and marina is just a couple blocks from downtown Traverse City. (800) 872-8377; traversecity.com
Dennos Museum Center On the Northwestern Michigan College campus in Traverse City, the center’s exhibits include an extensive collection of Inuit art. (231) 995-1055; dennosmuseum.org
Manitou Sail aboard a two-masted schooner on West Grand Traverse Bay. (800) 678-0383; tallshipsailing.com
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore These 400-foot-tall sand dunes are gorgeous. The 35-mile lakeshore includes North and South Manitou islands, accessible by ferry from Leland (26 miles northwest of Traverse City). See reviews and ratings. (231) 326-5134; nps.gov/slbe
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